Healthy Lifestyle Choices During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our society is currently facing a severe health issue: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is officially a global pandemic. Its technical name is SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), as it is a variant of the SARS virus which started in China and spread to small pockets of the world from 2002 to 2004.

The confirmed number of COVID-19 cases has been rapidly increasing, with more than 3 million cases across 210 countries as of the time of this writing. Countries around the world are trying to slow down the spread of this coronavirus by promoting “social distancing” and various lockdown measures.

During this time of crisis, taking care of your overall health is just as important as practicing measures to avoid being exposed to COVID-19. Let’s talk about some of the ways in which you can stay healthy while protecting yourself from this deadly virus.

Practicing Healthy Lifestyle Choices During the Pandemic

Amid the disruption, here are some healthy lifestyle choices you can practice while keeping yourself safe:

Go Outdoors

Even with the closures of various establishments, it is vital to go outside and get some fresh air. Don’t let yourself sit and wallow indoors all day, watching TV or playing online video games or reading the latest horrible stories on your phone. Get outside and get moving to stay healthy!

Explore your backyard, balcony, and immediate surroundings. Go for a walk or ride your bike around the neighborhood while maintaining a safe distance from others.

Eat Well

It is essential to get adequate nutrition for your body to maintain optimum health. This is always the case of course, but it is easy to sit around eating chips while you’re sheltering in place rather than doing your normal routine. Proper nutrition is especially crucial during this time when we all need to keep our immune system in tip-top shape.

Try to avoid eating unhealthy foods and beverages. You can plan ahead for healthy meals and snacks before heading to the supermarket, so your choices in the refrigerator and the cabinets will be healthy choices. Also, stock up on nutritious food that will stay fresh for at least a week. 

Stay Active

Spending most of your time indoors can decrease the usual amount of physical activity you do. However, just like getting proper nutrition, it is vital to get an ample amount of exercise despite these unusual circumstances. 

Physical movement increases the blood flow and oxygen delivery throughout your body, thus improving your immunity to things like the coronavirus. For indoor activities, you can do simple home workouts or follow workouts online. You can even blow the dust off of an old workout DVD and enjoy reminiscing while you exercise.

Health Expert in Weatherford and Fort Worth, Texas

There is so much uncertainty regarding how long this pandemic will last. It is essential that we maintain optimum physical health and mental health despite having to stay at or around our home all day, every day.

Here at Alpha Care Wellness Center, we can help you maintain your overall wellness during this pandemic. Our wellness care services encompass mental, physical, and emotional health.

If you are looking for an alternate to traditional medicine, we can help you live a balanced and healthy lifestyle holistically. Dr. Catherine Oseni is now available for telemedicine and virtual consultations. 

Start your wellness journey with us today right from home. You may call (817) 550-6332 or use our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve the Weatherford and Fort Worth areas, and we look forward to partnering with you for health and wellness for all seasons of life!



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